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Sony Handycam DCR DVD850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD850. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the memory and price. The image quality and portability also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the memory and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-DVD850 DVD Hybrid Camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Silver)Sony Handycam DCR-DVD850 DVD Hybrid Camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Silver)

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30


Minimum illumination:6


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:123000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective Pixels:0.41 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Total MegaPixels:0.68 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Optical Zoom:60


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-F6.0
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):39-2340 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):1.8-108 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:60 x
Shutter speeds:1/4-1/4000 seconds
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, Onepush(touch panel)


Dimensions (HxWxD):89x55x130 mm
Weight:390 grams
Weight (lb):0.85 lb

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio output:1
Audio recording formats:Dolby Digital 5.1
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4 (SP4) Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit) \nWindows Vista Service Pack1 (SP1)(32bit/64bit).
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:DVD-R/-RW/+RW, +R DL
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.1
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PMB Ver.4.2.00 9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium rechargeable


Sensor Size:1/8 inch
Sensor Type:CCD


Exposure Control:Touch Panel


Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo
Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
External Memory Type:Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Flash memory:16
Max Supported Memory Size:16 MB


Analog signal format system:NTSC
HDV Recording: No
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480
Recordable File/Disc Formats:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, MPEG-2
Recording Format:DVD / Internal flash / Memory Stick
Recording System:NTSC
Video formats supported:MPEG2
Video Resolution:720x480


Viewfinder resolution:123000

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:123000 pixels

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13